Men represent the vast majority of Cabinet Makers in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $17.49 per hour nationwide. In the world of Cabinet Makers, overall income ranges from $25K near the bottom to $59K at the top; this can include more than $4K from bonuses and more than $9K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Residence and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Nearly two in five enjoy medical while nearly one in five get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to one-eighth. Most Cabinet Makers report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$24,012 - $64,111
$24K
$42K
$64K
MEDIAN: $41,515
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$11.55 - $25.45
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$24,012 - $64,111  
   
Bonus
$101.37 - $3,915  
Profit Sharing
$755 - $8,940  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$24,582 - $59,244  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 65
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.55 - $25.45  
   
Overtime
$18.38 - $37.42  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$101.37 - $3,915  
   
Profit Sharing
$755 - $8,940  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$24,582 - $59,244  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 580

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Job Description for Cabinet Maker

Cabinet makers work with a variety of materials, including wood, laminate, and steel. They work in both residential and commercial settings to build and install cabinetry and storage sections. In some situations, cabinet makers are also designers; in others, they are simply required to be able to read and follow blueprints and implement the vision of a designer or architect.

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Cabinet Maker Tasks

  • Build cabinets with the aid of blueprints, specifications, and part calculations.
  • Prepare cost and time estimates in addition to conserving use of equipment and supplies.
  • Trim and verify dimensions before fastening and adhering components; sanding, staining, sealing and painting surfaces; and adding hardware.
  • Cut and shape selected wood by operating power saws, planers, sanders, jointers, routers, and nailers.

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Cabinet Makers may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Construction Project Manager. The latter position pays an average of $70K annually. Cabinet Makers moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Bench Carpenter Cabinetmakers or Cabinetmaker Foremans. The median paychecks in those roles are $1K higher and $6K higher, respectively.

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Pay by Experience Level for Cabinet Maker

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For Cabinet Makers, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $30K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $37K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $42K in this role. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $44K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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Key Stats for Cabinet Maker

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 76 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
33%
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Experience Affects Cabinet Maker Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 17%


National Average
$38,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%


Skills That Affect Cabinet Maker Salaries

Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
up arrow 50%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 10%

foreman
up arrow 9%

Machine Operation
up arrow 3%

Manufacturing Fabrication
up arrow 1%

Cabinetry Installation
0%

National Average
$38,000

Design
up arrow 1%

CNC/NC
up arrow 2%

Cabinet Maker
up arrow 4%

Blueprints
up arrow 14%

Assembler
up arrow 23%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 76 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
33%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 39%
dental benefits
Dental: 20%
vision benefits
Vision: 13%
dental benefits
None: 59%
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